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ohSunnyOne (#47178112)
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Bio Photo My Find-a-Grave activity is only moderately curtailed by that essential 'nuisance' of "having to earn a living". I generally respond to queries, SACs and requests as soon as I can get a round tuit. Sincere apologies for all delays, and thank you for your patience. =]) Beth

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A proud Canadian, I live in the Province of Ontario :D Locations of interest include all of Simcoe County (which is about an hour north of Toronto), plus Ancaster (west Hamilton) and the (former) County of Wentworth, which are due west of Toronto.
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My Mother, Margaret 'Marg' Mills, 1915 - 2014

My Dad, F/O William Ross 'Bill' Mills, 1908 - 1965, RCAF 1940-1945, 435(T) Squadron Burma 1944-'45

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Thank you for this consideration.

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"If we don't grab this data, it's gone. Stones are face down, fallen over. Some that we can read now, we won't be able to read later. Counties just don't have the resources to restore every cemetery." --
Gail Brown, coordinator faculty of the Geographic Information System program at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), on cemetery preservation and recording

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"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am
so far behind that I will never die."
- Bill Waterson [creator, 'Calvin & Hobbes']

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Mary Hope (Keachie) Hespeler
Thank you for finding her death record. I'm not sure about the 1833 birth date - the 1851/52 census she is age 23. Anyway, I'm going to assume she was buried in Germany.

There is a photo of Mary Hope Hespeler in the Costume Museum of Canada.
Also photos of Georgina Hope (Hespeler) Nanton and Mary Georgina (Nanton) Cameron. I couldn't figure out how to see them online. Maybe it requires membership?

Elspeth Newton fonds
Added by Cathy on Apr 18, 2015 1:28 PM
RE: Georgina Hope (Hespeler) Nanton
I've been trying to determine where Mary Hope (Keachie) Hespeler is buried. I found an obit reference: News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 5 Sep 1872.
Mary Hespeler died 19 May 1872 in Freiburg, wife of William, formerly of Waterloo & Berlin.

Is Freiburg in Ontario or Germany?

This obit reference is for William Hespeler's 2nd wife:
Mary Hespeler, wife of William Hespeler, German consul in Winnipeg, died in Strassburg, Alsace at age 38 years.
date of death Feb 10, 1884
date of newspaper Mar 13, 1884
Added by Cathy on Apr 17, 2015 2:50 PM
Wendy Loveday
RE: Edmund Haynes
Thanks for your reply. My information on Joshua Haynes came from a death notice in the Argosy, British Guiana:
HAYNES ] On 6th August, at Charlestown, Joshua Haynes, aged 69, son of the late Edmund Haynes, Esq., of Haynes]field, Barbados ] Barbados papers please copy.
This set me on the trail as it's notoriously difficult to obtain information from Guyana. I then received a reply quite recently to one of my posts from a lady in the US. She confirmed that Joshua was Edmund Stanley's father & that Joshua's parents were Edmund & Lucy (Lucretia)Haynes of Haynesfield, Barbados. This is where I found out my Great Grandfather, Edmund Stanley Haynes, had been married 3 times. I'm descended from the 3rd marriage to Ellen Jane Allison. The lady from the US is descended from his 2nd marriage to a lady called Celeste Van Sertima, who just happened to be Ellen's best friend!! I don't know who the 1st wife was. This lady also told me her grandmother remembered meeting Joshua as a 3 year old girl & said he had long white hair & blue eyes!
All this is a bit mystifying as the death notice has Joshua as being 69 when he died, which would make him born c1815. But his mother, Lucy Reed was apparently not married to Edmund until 1822??The Reed family had Dochfour Plantation in British Guiana which at least sets the location?? Could Joshua have been the illegitimate son of Edmund?? Would love to know what you think.
Added by Wendy Loveday on Apr 16, 2015 4:07 AM
RE: re: John, Rosemond, & Robert Armstrong, Auld Kirk, Bradford
Hi Beth

Ok, thanks. Is it the pamphlet about Pine Hill Farm you are referring to? Have been trying to find a source for it, but so far no luck! The story about Robert Armstrong's immigration was published elsewhere, so I have a copy of that.

So far the only concrete evidence I have found for Christopher & Rosemond is her grave, and mention in his presumed father's will in 1798. Not a lot to go on!

Good luck with your move! Done a lot of moving myself in my life, but have managed to stay put in the same house for the last 25 years!!

Added by Charlotte on Apr 15, 2015 7:15 PM
Wendy Loveday
Edmund Haynes
Would love to hear from you. Edmund Haynes (1781-1846)was my GGGGrandfather.Do you have any further info on him?
Added by Wendy Loveday on Apr 15, 2015 8:09 AM
Jessica Beaudro
Mabel L Goodman
Hi Mable was my great grandmother. She had two sons, Earl Laurier Beaudro 1909-1962 as well as my grandfather Roxy Judson Beaudro 1913-1985.
Added by Jessica Beaudro on Apr 10, 2015 8:21 PM
RE: re: John, Rosemond, & Robert Armstrong, Auld Kirk, Bradford

I have answered you with a private message on the Find a Grave forums, where I also left a shorter version of my last comments to you.

Added by Charlotte on Apr 09, 2015 8:56 PM
RE: John Caldwell Colt, (not at) St Mark's
Hi, the new description looks great! Thanks for that. I think it's good to leave the old reference too, as that is what many are expecting, but now they have updated info. Thanks again!

Added by RogerJack on Apr 04, 2015 12:12 AM
RE: Harry Nanton #107647093
You're right - obviously it's Aunt Kate! But I hadn't found the same listing you have with all the other names - so thank you!
Added by Cathy on Mar 19, 2015 4:08 PM
Use Of Your Photo Requested
Hello Beth,

I'm sorry, but I should have asked your first.

I used a gravestone image for Robert J. Culbert & family copied from one of your Find-A-Grave created pages:

I have used the image on my Culbert Family Genealogy Project website:

You can see what I have done if you go to Advanced Search and then enter I13483 into the "Person ID" space.

I have credited you for having provided the image.

If you can suggest more that I should do, I'd be happy to make changes.

If, however, what I have done is not acceptable, please let me know and I will promptly remove the image.

Thank you and best regards.

Jim Culbert
Added by jhculbert on Mar 19, 2015 2:39 PM
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